Break out the red and green paper and the shiny bows - present wrapping season is officially here!
But if you're feeling a little creative this year, you can spend a little more time decorating and create gift packaging that is almost as fun as what's inside!
Buzzfeed's Cute and Unexpected Gift Wrap DIYs
We love that this list includes reusable and recyclable gift wrap ideas, in addition to some why-didn't-I-think-of-that ways to wrap a gift like chalkboard markers. Click here for the 24 ideas: http://wfts.tv/Sw770n
Slate's You Can't Wrap an E-Book
Or can you? Although this list is geared toward e-books, the ideas can be used for any gift you're giving that doesn't have a physical counterpart - like the "note in a snowglobe" technique. Click here for the 9 ideas: http://wfts.tv/WzPGdF
Boak Art's Wrap Art
For those super creative individuals who want the packaging of a gift to be as exciting as the gift itself. Especially useful for both children and cats, when you already know they'd prefer the box anyway - although the one where you wrap the box in Christmas lights isn't recommended for those recipients. Click here for the 32 ideas: http://wfts.tv/QwrTgr
Real Simple's 24 Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas
You want to make create gift wrappings. You really do. But you don't have the time or the talent for some of the more ambitious ideas in the links above. Real Simple has you covered with smart ideas like securing tissue paper covering a bottle-shaped or round object with a girl's decorative ponytail holder. Click here for the 24 ideas: http://wfts.tv/VkNYkN
Cyndie Duhan's Gift Wrapping Pinboard
We don't know who Cyndie Duhan is, but she loves sharing ideas on creative gift wrapping. If you can't find something you like in the previous links, you'll love trawling through the almost 200 pins Cyndie has collected on Pinterest (as of today) that show creative ways to wrap gifts, like using knots instead of ribbons to make your presents stand out under the tree. Click here fo the 199 ideas: http://wfts.tv/11dHDYV
Copyright 2012 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Top Lifestyle Headlines
Baloo is a male Boxer mix who is about 3 years old. He was found at Animal Services with a bulging eye which had to be removed. However, having only one eye does not hinder him at all! He is active and playful.